Magazines Canada has announced that Lisa Whittington-Hill, the publisher of This Magazine, has been named Volunteer of the Year for 2017. It is awarded annually to an individual whose outstanding volunteer contributions have had a national impact on the Canadian magazine industry.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Matthew Holmes, CEO of Magazines Canada. “In addition to her day- (and night-) job at This Magazine, Lisa for years has contributed her time as an advisor and mentor to others. She does a lot of work behind the scenes to mobilize our community and respond to industry needs and challenges. She is a constant champion of our small-but-mighty Canadian magazines.”This and several other volunteer honours from across the country and the industry will be presented at the Magazines Canada reception on Wednesday, April 25:
- Joanne Rajotte, MagsBC volunteer of the year
- Allan Lacey, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association volunterr of the year
- Craig Sweetman, Magazines Ontario volunteer of the year
- Michel Nivischiuk, Magazines du Quebec volunteer of the year